The plant employs 2,500 people—plus another 500 in a pool of temporary production workers whose numbers fluctuate depending on the company’s needs—and pays millions in taxes annually to state and local government.
The Greensburg factory marked the start of production of the small sport-utilty vehicle Wednesday. Officials announced plans last year to spend $52 million on preparing the factory for CR-V production.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana announced the SUV will join the Civic sedan in being assembled at the Greensburg plant. Honda said the move coincides with ending production of the CR-V in Guadalajara, Mexico.